It’s the kind of story that sounds made up; something you’d watch on TV or hear it in song. It’s all true and it’s just about the sweetest love story I’ve ever heard.
WWII veterans Isabell and Preble Staver had spent a lifetime together and had just one last wish before they passed on to the next life.
At a Norfolk, Virginia, assisted living facility on Oct. 17, the late couple’s nurses and children brought them into a room with a double bed, where they lay underneath a quilt of valor for one final cuddle.
“They didn’t say a single word to each other,” said their daughter, Laurie. “They just reached out for each other — their hands, like magnets, clasped together — and they looked so peaceful.”
Eight days later, Isabell and Preble were in their respective rooms at the facility, when they both died. Isabell, 95, passed away first, at 6 a.m., and Preble, 96, passed away around 8 that evening.
“After Mom passed, I went to Dad’s room and bent down next to his bed and whispered, ‘It’s okay for you to let go now, Mom is waiting for you on the other side. I asked if he wanted to go to her funeral, and he said, ‘No,’ and cried. Then, he was gone, too.”
They had spent their whole adult lives together and in the end, neither one of them wanted to be without the other one. #Teary #LoveStory